Friday, January 24 2020 11:24
Marianna Mkrtchyan

In Jerusalem, Armen Sargsyan held talks with Mike Pence, Prince  Charles, Emmanuel Macron, Frank- Walter Steinmeier and Sergio  Mattarella

In Jerusalem, Armen Sargsyan held talks with Mike Pence, Prince  Charles, Emmanuel Macron, Frank- Walter Steinmeier and Sergio  Mattarella

ArmInfo.Armenian President Armen Sargsyan participated in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial, authored by world-famous Jewish  sculptor and artist Nathan Rapport. ArmInfo was informed about this  in the press service of the RA President.

The wreath-laying ceremony was accompanied by music. Each of the  leaders who came to the event took a wreath from the stage and laid  it at the monument. The ceremony of laying wreaths was held in the  framework of the forum held in Jerusalem "We preserve the memory of  the Holocaust, we fight against anti-Semitism".

The source also reports that on the sidelines of the forum in  Jerusalem, Sargsyan held talks with US Vice President Mike Pence,  Prince of the United Kingdom Charles, French President Emmanuel  Macron, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter  Steinmeier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Portuguese President  Marcel Rebelu de Souza, Speaker of the House of Representatives,  Nancy Pelosi, President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli.

Note that on January 23, the Fifth World Holocaust Remembrance Forum  was held in Jerusalem. It was attended by Israeli President Reuven  Rivlin, the head of the Israeli government Benjamin Netanyahu, as  well as the heads of state and government of about 50 countries,  including Russia and France. The forum was dedicated to the 75th  anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

The forum was held in the memorial complex of the history of the  Holocaust Yad Vashem, before its opening, Israeli leaders met with  foreign guests as part of bilateral and multilateral meetings.   Speaking at the Forum, Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled that  among 40% of Jewish victims of the Holocaust were citizens of the  USSR. He also noted that before the trip , descriptions of the camps, made by Soviet officers. And  that the Soviet command is not allowed revenge in the liberated  territories.

Separately, he dwelt on the complicity of the local population in  countries where mass extermination of Jews took place, citing the  number of those killed in Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his speech recalled that  anti-Semitism is growing in some European countries today and quoted  the words of the head of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, that  "anti-Zionism" is a new form of anti-Semitism. He also recalled that  Iran, whose leaders seek to destroy Israel, is currently the main  threat, and called for a fight against this threat. These words were  met with applause, from which, nevertheless, President Putin  refrained. US Vice President Michael Pence, who spoke after Vladimir  Putin, also spoke about the need to deal with the Iranian threat. He  said he was proud that the United States has always supported Israel  since the rise of the Jewish state. Michael Pence said the end of his  speech in Hebrew.

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